January 23, 2021


Malignant mesothelioma is cancer linked to asbestos and is hard to diagnose reliably and is unconscious to multiple therapies. This occurs in the pleura, or lining of the lung, and sometimes, very rarely, in other areas of the body.

While malignant mesothelioma maintains a rare disease, occupational and environmental exposures can be linked to its reported triple rise in males around 1970 and 1984.

We believe asbestos is responsible for the bulk of pleural malignant mesothelioma. The effect is higher because you have been subjected to a very long period of time from massive quantities of it. Most patients with mesothelioma (peritoneal mesothelioma) in the abdomen were also exposed to asbestos.

The association with asbestos and mesothelioma has been only identified since the 1960s. Sadly, the number of mesothelioma cases in the UK is projected to increase sharply each year for the next five years. This is attributable to the extensive use of asbestos in manufacturing from world war ii to the mid-1970s.


Late mesothelioma signs can be rather unspecific and are frequently overlooked. Most patients with cancer of this form have clear signs just two or three months until the cancer is detected. Sadly it is also late by then.

There may also be other causes of these signs. So if you have been operating with asbestos and you have some of these signs you should see your doctor right away. Our consequential damages lawyers at Fleming Nolen Jez, L.L.P. agree that someone who has developed mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos should have their case reviewed.


  • Shortness of breath
  • Complications in your respiratory system
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness in the muscles
  • Coughing (Dry)

Recognizing the symptoms will improve patient conditions and life expectancy as long as they arise. If signs are easily detected and treated, patients can experience a better quality of life and longer life. Regulation of the signs is a critical feature in pleural mesothelioma management.


  • Weight Loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Respiratory complications, like not being able to breathe well.
  • Anemia and associated fatigue
  • Increased and more persistent pain
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty in swallowing